Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a soft sky light, part of Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush Photoshop and Maya.
Now to set up a skylight, we've got this sunlight worked out with a directional…light, and we've also got bounced light working with final gather.…The skylight is a bit harder to see in photographs however, because it's very…soft and comes from every angle.…To the untrained eye, it's not even noticeable.…However, we know that it's there because the atmosphere takes certain…wavelengths of light particularly the blue light and scatters it in all directions.…The result is that there is a soft blue light shining from the whole sky.…You will really see the difference in the render once we've got it in there.…
Alright, so back in Maya, I am going to make this skylight with a mental ray area light.…It's a type of light that has a shape to it, rather than a spotlight where all…the light comes from a single point and the area light comes from a big square.…Before we make it however, let's do a render and save it so that we can compare…the before and after.…So let's go to our Perspective View here and I am just going to click Render.…
- Brainstorming and refining a character concept
- Installing custom brushes
- Optimizing tablet settings
- Posing the ZSpheres in ZBrush
- Sculpting muscles and midsize shapes
- Working with DynaMesh
- Using GoZ between ZBrush and Maya
- Creating topology for animation
- Sculpting fine detail
- Cleaning up a mesh in Maya
- Creating the UV layout
- Lighting and shading
- Painting texture maps
- Posing with Transpose tools in ZBrush
- Batch rendering a turntable animation
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing Your Workspace
2. Designing the Creature
3. Basic Sculpting in ZBrush
4. Basic Modeling in Maya
5. Creating Topology for Animation
6. Creating the UV Layout
7. Creating a Pedestal Environment
8. Lighting and Shading
10. Posing the Model
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